Themba Shibase was born in Port Shepstone in 1980 and currently lives and works in Durban. He completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) where he presently lectures in painting, drawing and art theory, whilst pursuing his PhD.
Since 2005, Shibase has presented several solo exhibitions in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and New York. Shibase was nominated as one of the finalists for the MTN New Contemporaries Award in 2008 as well as the Spier Contemporary Award in 2007. Recent group exhibitions include Harboring Histories at Durban Art Gallery, Us at Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) and New Spell at David Krut in New York. In 2014, Shibase featured in After 20 Years, 20 Artists at the KZNSA Gallery, and he also took part in Dialogues with Masters: Visual Perspectives on Two Decades of Democracy, curated by Thembinkosi Goniwe as a special project for the FNB Joburg Art Fair. Shibase is a member of various organisations, including the African Arts Centre and the Arts for Human Rights Trust. He is also an online editor for the Art of Humanity organisation. Slightly Off Centre is Themba Shibase’s first solo exhibition with SMAC Gallery.